22
August
2018
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15:37
Europe/Amsterdam

NUS develops Asia’s first fully solar-powered drone

A team from the NUS Faculty of Engineering has developed Asia’s first fully solar-powered quadcopter drone. The drone, which weighs 2.6 kg and has a surface area of about 4 square metres, is fitted with 148 solar cells. It has flown above 10 metres in test flights, and can take off and land vertically.